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Forced Flock Integration Failure

Colonel’s Blog, Earthdate 2 July 2023…

Hey Y’all!

Good afternoon and happy Monday from Air2Ground Farms! I hope your weekend was amazing and you are still holidaying! We finally got a bit of rain Saturday afternoon, about 1/10” but every little bit counts. Today is mid-80s and partly cloudy. It is a definite relief from the oppressive heat this past week. The market went well Saturday with lots of folks stopping by to grab some pork and chat. We took about 3 hours Saturday afternoon and just rested. It felt awesome! We finally remembered to close the chickens into their shaws around 9:00 pm Saturday. Sunday morning we had a bit of sprint-farming. We started by moving the chickens to a new yard. That went well and the 3 shaws were set up in the new area rather quickly. One young rooster wasn’t in a shaw and so I caught it. Well, Teeter the guard goose wasn’t happy about that so she chased me as I carried the rooster into the new yard, effectively moving the goose to where she needed to be. We then moved the flerd to a new paddock and the beef chickens to new grass. The dairy cows had to wait about an hour longer than normal for their morning snack and milking but didn’t mind too much. We had a few friends over Sunday afternoon and we had an awesome time visiting and eating burgers and brats. This morning, we moved the last batch of incubator chicks into a bigger pen and moved a broody hen into the area they vacated with a clutch of eggs to see if she will brood them. The ducks seem to like the chickens, roosters, and Teeter being somewhere else because we had 8 duck eggs yesterday and 5 today, more than the past two weeks combined. Some experiments work and some don’t. Combining the ducks and chickens didn’t but it was worth the try. Shelley mowed about 4 acres this afternoon, knocking down the tall weeds and saplings. Between the bottle lambs drinking 2 gallons of milk a day and our new milk customers, we haven’t had an overabundance of milk in a couple of weeks. It’s nice to make yogurt and cheese when we want to, instead of feeling like we need to. The pics today are a smattering of the animals. The top 2 pics are the flerd, then the pigs—tails curled in elation as they eat their breakfast, the dairy herd, a lamb—growing like crazy, and 2 of the newest bull calf.

Local Farm Report for 1 & 2 July 2023:


47 Chicken eggs

13 Duck eggs

2 Goose eggs

12 Gallons of milk


Psycho & Shelley

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